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  1. Protecting species cuts poverty: study

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Saving pandas, gorillas or tigers is not just about protecting an endangered species from extinction, but also about reducing poverty and improving the lives of local ... that environmental activities carried out by WWF have helped eradicate poverty and hunger, as well as promote sustainable development in rural areas of countries such as China, Nepal and India. The case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544257/protecting-species-cuts-poverty-study
  2. Trampled in the rush for riches

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... of children like him. They come from third world nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where many communities are ravaged by Aids, poverty and ethnic strife. The children are linked by a common ... the working-class can have a fairer share of the world's wealth', or do their eyes gleam from the thought of yet more stock options, bonuses and profits? Open markets do lift many out of poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550090/trampled-rush-riches
  3. Beijing's 'poverty belt' raises alarm

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and social stability-threatening' poverty belt around Beijing and Tianjin, according to the Blue Book on China's Regional Development, released yesterday. About 2.7 million people live in poverty in 32 poor counties around the two cities, according to the book, a joint product of social sciences academies from the respective regions. 'The poverty belt around Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538193/beijings-poverty-belt-raises-alarm
  4. Poverty panel full of hot air, pair say

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came during a debate on a motion calling on the government to act on recommendations from a Legislative Council subcommittee on combating poverty. The motion was passed Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536684/poverty-panel-full-hot-air-pair-say
  5. Poverty panel full of hot air: lawmakers

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came during a debate on a motion calling on the government to act on recommendations from a Legislative Council subcommittee on combating poverty. The motion was passed. Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536681/poverty-panel-full-hot-air-lawmakers
  6. Rural poverty blamed for school dropouts

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Millions of students in vast rural areas are unable to complete compulsory schooling due to poverty, according to a Ministry of Education spokesman. Student dropout ... and medium-sized cities and eastern rural areas are close to zero,' he said. 'But dropout rates in primary schools in western, poverty-stricken villages are estimated at 2 per cent, while those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534360
  7. A nation sitting on the tinderbox of poverty and Islam

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am

    ... Developments here have international ramifications.' Retired Major-General Ghulam Quader said the bombers were exploiting the poverty, with the average annual income being a paltry US$370. ... is paid to go to jail. Sometimes proxy prisoners are even hanged,' he said. 'Poverty is the biggest recruiting agent. There is no dearth of people willing to answer the call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532238
  8. Bold plan to ease rural poverty unveiled

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Increased spending aimed at easing grievances, narrowing income gap The mainland has unveiled a bold plan to increase government spending to narrow the widening urban-rural gap and assuage the simmering grievances of the unprivileg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537438/bold-plan-ease-rural-poverty-unveiled
  9. Parenting plan to combat poverty

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... skills- which will hopefully encourage their children to work harder and escape poverty- under a proposal by a government advisory group. The Commission on Poverty also wants to set up a savings ... poverty are urgently needed as the number of welfare recipients aged below 18 rises- from 20,900 in 1993 to 155,700 in 2004. Figures from the Census and Statistics Department show that 370,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556912/parenting-plan-combat-poverty
  10. Tough lesson in rural poverty

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Officials may proclaim on needs of poor schools and the UN expound on ideals, but getting it done often depends on the goodwill of outsiders, writes Will Clem DENGDI VILLAGE, A RAGTAG collection of stone houses and thatched huts huddled high on a hillside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532682

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